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Colorado Mule Deer / Elk Combo - Hunt #78-EMD

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This outfitter has over 15,000 acres to hunt which consists of a private lease and the adjacent public land he is permitted to hunt. The lease is a mule deer breeding ground and the hunt will be held 3rd rifle season (early November) when the rut is starting to kick in.

This is a good choice of hunts if deer are the primary species and elk are secondary. Past success rates have run 100% for deer and approximately 50% for elk. Snow will help the success rate on elk. There is a good chance of killing a 170+ muley if you are selective. This is not a trophy elk hunt but they do take some very respectable 5 and 6 point bulls. The remoteness and difficulty accessing the public land behind the ranch allows both deer and elk to mature.

Lodging is in a restored historic cabin. There is no running water but hunters can drive 25 minutes to town and shower at the campgrounds if they want to freshen up.

The deer tag can be drawn with no preference points and the elk tag is over-the-counter. License cost for deer is $397 and $662 for bull elk plus a $10 habitat stamp. Anyone born after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter education card to apply – Colorado accepts hunter education cards from other states. Application deadline is April 1.

Includes: meals, lodging, 2×1 guiding, field care of your meat and trophy and delivery of meat to processor.

5 Day Hunt - $5750 + $1000 for a buck scoring over 185.

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British Columbia Elk / Mule Deer / Bear Combo - Hunt #30-EMD

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Hunt southeastern BC in the heart of the Rockies for Rocky Mountain elk. Hunting is by horseback and on foot.

Archery hunts are held during the early part of the rut. Archers may use crossbows and there is no antler restrictions for the archery season. Only two archery hunters taken per year - three may be able to be accommodated if from the same group.

For the rifle season, bulls must have at least 6 points on one side to harvest. Shot opportunity has been approximately 75% on 6×6 or better bulls. Only 8 rifle hunter staken per year.

Elk are the primary species on this combo hunt and once your bull is down, the emphasis changes to mule deer. Past clients who have killed their elk early in the hunt, have enjoyed a 70-80% success rate on mule deer. Mule deer must have at least 4 points on one side. Average score is right around 160 B&C with some better.

Black bear can also be harvested at no additional cost, except of the license fee. Black bear numbers are down but there is still a decent chance of seeing some. Color phases include blond, various browns and black.

This is a hunt where a client’s physical condition has a great bearing on his success. The terrain is steep and elevation is 6000 - 9000 feet. Elderly hunters and hunters not in “mountain shape” can be accommodated and can hunt out of stands overlooking meadows.

The main camp can be reached by truck and has multiple cabins, shower house and even a cabin for a couple. Other cabins are reached by horse and are used as needed.

Hunters can fly into Cranbrook, B.C. and be met at the airport or fly into Kalispell, MT., rent a vehicle and drive 2 1/2 hours to meet the outfitter. Another option is to fly into Spokane, WA and drive to meet the outfitter. Airfare at Spokane is usually more affordable.

Included: 1×1 guiding, meals, lodging, guiding, game retrieval and care of game.

License fees: Elk $250; Mule Deer $125; Black Bear $180. Licenses subject to 12% tax. Additional costs: 2.5% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) & $275 NRHPF (Non Resident Hunting Preservation Fund)

8 Day Hunt - $7000.00 U.S. (plus 5% GST) (Sept. 10-17), (Sept. 21-28) (Sept. 30-Oct. 7)

7 Day Archery Hunt - $5500.00 U.S. (plus 5% GST) (Sept. 1 - Sept. 9)

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Wyoming Mule Deer & Elk Combo - Hunt #06-EMD

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Private ranch hunt combo hunt for deer and elk. This hunt offered on a very limited basis — only four hunters per week.

A high % of the bulls score from 300-350 B&C with some larger and the mule deer 150-170 B&C with an occasional 180+. Considering that the shot opportunity has been over 90%, this hunt is a great option for the hunter looking to harvest two western trophies on one trip.

Hunting method is primarily glassing and then spot and stalk.

It is recommended that hunters apply for a preference point for elk ($50) during the July 1 - September 30 period. Having the point greatly increases the odds of being drawn. We will assist with applying for the preference point. It is also recommended to allow the outfitter to apply for you in the elk draw. It may take several years to obtain this tag. No preference points are needed to draw the mule deer tag.

Application dates are January 1-31 for elk and Jan. 1 - May 31for deer. Elk licenses are drawn usually drawn around February 22 so a hunter desiring the combo hunt can wait to see if he draws the elk license before applying for deer which is 100% draw odds. The outfitter will also put you in for the deer draw after you draw for elk. A hunter’s safety card is required for rifle hunters if born after January 1, 1966 - not needed for archery hunters. Crossbows are legal to use during archery and firearm season.

Includes meals, lodging, 2 hunters/guide, airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation of meats and mounts to processing plant or taxidermist.

7 Day Hunt - $8400 (Oct. 15 - Nov. 5)